Album Drop: This Week’s Albums, From The Fiery Furnaces to Mark McGrath

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. Forget Jordin Sparks and Demi Lovato’s new top 40 hits. This week is all about indie awesomeness, thanks to Magnolia Electric Co., The Fiery Furnaces, and Portugal the Man. Oh, yeah, and Sugar Ray, aka Mark McGrath, is trying to make a comeback. “When it’s over, that’s the time I fall in love, again.” Is that line still working on the ladies? Find out after the jump! Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Pittsburgh Steelers QB Accused Of Sexual Assault

  • “Big Ben” Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB and Super Bowl-winner, has been accused of sexual assault by a woman in Nevada. The accuser is a casino employee who says he assaulted her last year after she came upstairs to fix a TV in his hotel suite. [NY Post] — Uh, oh. Will this be the Kobe circus redux?
  • A female construction worker in New York City is suing JP Morgan Chance and others for sexual harassment to the tune of $20 million. She says they did not adequately respond to her when she complained about being groped and propositioned by a coworker. [NY Daily News]
  • The vote on Sonia Sotomayor‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court is expected to take place on July 28, and she would be confirmed shortly afterward. The court is supposed to reconvene in early September. [Washington Post]

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Quick Pic: Kate Gosselin Gets A Twin Of Her Own

Kate Gosselin spent yesterday running errands with twin daughters Mady and Kara. We wonder if she planned to dress like her unidentified companion or if it was a coincidence? [7/20/09] Keep reading »

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Crossing Over Into “The Twilight Zone”

Bernie Madoff’s Hilarious Prison Personal Ad

Bernie Madoff was on top, but now he’s on the bottom, in more ways than one, claims a letter from HotPrisonPals.com. The website basically works like Craigslist for bad boys behind bars who are looking for love and, uh, pornographic letters. The inmates type up a little bit about themselves in the hopes that someone will flirt back. Here’s what Bernie’s post — which has to be fake — says… Keep reading »

ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews’ Peeping Tom Nightmare

Poor Erin Andrews: some creep filmed the ESPN reporter — without her permission — naked in a hotel room and circulated the pervy vid on the Internet. The video, which has been pulled offline by many sites, may have been shot with a handheld camera because it allegedly moves back and forth across the room, following Andrews as she walks around. Ew.

Apparently investigators don’t even know which hotel Andrews stayed in at the time of the taping, which makes the likelihood of catching this peeping Tom close to zero. But even suckier is ABC’s claim that only 19 states have laws banning surreptitiously taping someone. [ABC News]

Reading comments on news articles about Andrews’ peeping Tom nightmare is not for the faint of heart. Some people are rating Andrews’ hotness, while others are complaining the video camera didn’t have a sharper focus. My favorite are the ones pointing out how Andrews once wore a low-cut dress in the locker room while reporting on a Cubs/Brewers game. Because that makes some creep videotaping her naked OK, obvi. Keep reading »

The Frisky Exclusive: 9 Questions With Nicole Miller

We all adore Nicole Miller for her bold, sexy, chic cocktail dresses which work just as well for the senior prom in your hometown as they do for a high-brow shindig in the big city. It’s her knack for turning out fashion-forward yet wearable pieces that has elevated Miller into full-on American Fashion icon status. Her clothes are worn by red carpet regulars like Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, and Beyonce, while her show during New York Fashion Week attracts hundreds of top fashion editors. So just imagine my sheer joy when I got a chance to chat with the designer herself this week about everything from her busy schedule to the mean girls of fashion! Dig in, after the jump!
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Quote Of The Day: Fran Lebowitz On How To Age Well

“When people say, ‘Doesn’t Gloria [Vanderbilt] look great? She’s 85.’ I say, ‘Yes, she was a raving beauty when she was 20,’ that’s the key. Very helpful.”

Fran Lebowitz on why her friend Gloria Vanderbilt looks so awesome for her age. So put the Botox away. Either ya got it or ya don’t. [WWD]
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Trend Alert: Sunglasses-Inspired Jewelry

This summer staple is enjoying newfound attention from designers who have created fun new accessories inspired by shades. Our favorite so far are from A’N'D, which sells Wrist Shade Bracelets, bangles cut from sunglass lenses. Their Grey Neckshade Necklace (above), also features nearly a dozen charms which look like broken shades. (Log on to Creature Comforts to find these pieces on sale right now.) While you’re at it, log on to Odd and Even NYC, which sells amazing vintage-inspired shades by designer Samantha Smikle. Her Double Chain Faced Shades, $20, are connected to a gold chain link, which means you can wear them as a necklace or in the traditional style of over your eyes to protect your peepers from the sun. So old school!

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Italian Vogue’s Second “Black Issue” Stars … Barbie?

Vogue Italia certainly knows how to increase sales:

  1. Drum up media coverage by launching an all black issue that features only African-American models.
  2. Follow up a year later, only replace the models with inanimate black objects and simply drum up controversy.

In its second go-around, the magazine has named Barbie its cover girl of the now annual Black issue. Says editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, “Barbie has been an icon for whole generations which is why I really wanted to give a strong sign in step with the times, and dedicate the anniversary issue to Black Barbie.” Huh. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? Keep reading »

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